ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT RACHEL MARIE TITSHAW, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I am thrilled to join the Millennium Fellowship because I believe there is nothing more inspiring than a group of people from different backgrounds and walks of life all working towards common goals to help the greater good. To be a part of this program means that I will not only gain insight from others, I will also be able to use my knowledge and experiences to do my part in helping better my community by connecting the bubble of our campus to greater area around it while also reducing our city's carbon footprint. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Hive for Humanity
In order to reduce the emissions associated with furniture manufacturing and purchase, this proposal introduces Hive for Humanity, a joint effort between the Georgia Tech community and Habitat for Humanity. Hive for Humanity will expand on Habitat for Humanity's program that collects gently-used furniture, appliances, and other items to sell at an affordable price in the ReStores. Coordinating strategic drop-off and pick-up of used furniture during move-out periods will provide an influx of furniture to ReStores, a decrease in waste, and mitigation of carbon emissions.
This initiative is mutually beneficial, offering a two-fold benefit of increased donations and sales for ReStores while involving students with a green campus initiative. Through a recurring donation program each semester, they will scale up Habitat for Humanity's initiative, expand reach, and increase sales while contributing to the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. The team plan on utilizing volunteers from Habitat for Humanity to assist students by transporting furniture from the Georgia Tech campus. With marketing geared towards students and involvement made accessible for all, this program will bridge the gap between the Atlanta community and what can often seem like the Georgia Tech 'bubble' paving the way for future volunteering involvement with Habitat for Humanity. The Fellows have designed marketing and social media deliverables to promote and encourage involvement with Hive for Humanity in the Georgia Tech student body.
About the Millennium Fellow
Rachel Titshaw is a rising fourth year at Georgia Tech majoring in international affairs with a minor in global development. She learned about this program from a friend who studied abroad with her on a program that was focused on the UN SDG's and is very excited to gain another experience with a similar focus! She is also involved with the GT International Ambassadors and has a job with the School of International Affairs, and she hopes to use both of these experiences to better serve her community in the Millennium Fellowship.